Dr. Cissy Pottanat, MD

Dr. Cissy Pottanat, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Cissy Pottanat, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Med College Kottayam in 1988 and specializes in geriatric medicine and family medicine.

7115 Leesburg Pike Ste 211

Falls Church, VA 22043

Contact Information

(703) 532-1111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pottanat's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Muscle Weakness
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pottanat treats Muscle Weakness more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Pottanat treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pottanat treats Gait Abnormality more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Pottanat treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pottanat treats Constipation more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Pottanat treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Pottanat's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Postoperative Pain
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergy Shots
Anal Disorders
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Back Pain
Bedsores
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Diseases
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Bronchitis
Bunion
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Cryosurgery
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dehydration
Dementia
Dementia or Depression Screening
Depressive Disorders
Dermatitis
Diabetes
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diarrhea
Difficulty With Walking
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Ear Disorders
Earwax Removal
Elbow Injuries
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gout
Hammer Toe
Headache
Heart Disease
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Sprain
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypocortisolism
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Immunization
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
Joint Pain
Kidney Infection
Knee Disorders
Lab Service
Larynx Conditions
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Function Test
Low Back Pain
Lyme Disease
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Partial Lung Collapse
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Physical Examination
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Pneumonia
Prostate Cancer Screening
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rash
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Rib Fracture
Ringworm
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Syphilis Screening
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tonsillitis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tremor
Ulcer
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Venipuncture
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
Vitamin D Deficiency
Wellness Examination
Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Center for Primary Care & Geriatrics, We provide comprehensive care for all adults starting at the age 18. We are dedicated to patient care, education and research to our adults and geriatric (Elderly) patients. We take detailed history, examinati...

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine

Education

1999
George Washington University
1998
Geo Washington University
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Howard University
Residency Hospital
1989
Med College Kottayam
Internship Hospital
1988
Med College Kottayam
Medical School
1999
1998
1995
1989
1988

Languages

  • Malayalam
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Geriatric physician in northern Virginia, 01/01/2011

Dr. Pottanat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pottanat

3.8

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
18.75%
(3)

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Very difficult to get in touch with. Rude staff. Does not show up for scheduled days at assisted living. Services are cursory at best. You are better off going to a random urgent care.
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My mom has advanced Alzheimer's and we have been seeing Cissy for near 2 decades. She cares for my mom and husband and I. I think she is just the best, and offers a small practice feel while giving great care. She is very caring and will call and follow up on patients even at 9 pm at night. She is...Read More
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UPDATE 3/7/16 Received phone call asking if I wanted to to renew them for my PCP. Told them what happened last time. It isn't our fault that our receptionist gave you wrong information. Went there once before had good service. I go again cause I need a Strep test done. The front desk lady...Read More
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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